Wakulla Springs is just minutes from the heart of Tallahassee and a favorite spot for swimmers, nature lovers, and bird watchers! I’ve been going to Wakulla Springs since I was a kid, and taken my kids many times over the years.
Wakulla Springs is one of the largest fresh water springs in the world! Over 250 million gallons of water flows from the spring and travels over 9 miles down the Wakulla river to the Gulf of Mexico.
Take a look at the Interactive Exploration Map and you will see why this is such a prized possession of the Florida State Park system.
Also at Wakulla Springs you will find the beautiful Wakulla Springs Lodge. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. It is a hotel, conference center with meeting rooms, a dining room, and is a quaint get-a-way, popular for weddings and romantic retreats. The gift shop features an old fashioned soda fountain bar and ice cream is served just like in the old days!
Ole’ Henry the log-jumping mullet can be seen from the glass bottom boats and the riverboat tours offer views of alligators, deer, osprey, eagles, and much more wildlife.
Pack a picnic and take the family out for a day on the river.. you won’t regret it! If you miss it today,… there is always the Spring Swing on May 8th, 2010 from 7:30-9:30pm.